I purchased this master cylinder awhile ago from one of the suppliers. I wish to replace it. Is the unit in the photo still a good option?
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Rather difficult for any of us to evaluate your choice here, Blake. It appears to be an aftermarket brake master cylinder adapted to a Pantera equipped with a vendor-supplied aluminum adapter piece. Without some additional information, who knows if this is correct or not????
What you're running now looks fine- I wouldn't start worrying until problems show up. The plastic central cap will eventually split thru the threads and can be cheaply replaced by an aluminum cap from Pegasus-Racing in WI.
On your adapted setup. about all that can go wrong is, some kits had a plastic (teflon?) guide bushing in the thick adapter that was made too tightly. When such kits get nice 'n toasty during driving, the bushing squeezes the pushrod and the brakes gradually seize. Fix is to slightly open the plastic bushing hole. Not to panic- I've fixed such on the road in a few minutes with a jacknife- hole size is not critical.
Thanks for the reply. I was worried that the system is looking pretty old. I keep the new brake master in the frunk when I travel farther from home along with a spare clutch slave.
I bought from Superformance a 308 Ferrari brake master (RHD) ref:30806095, it's a direct bolt in replacement and stock appearence.
Works very well on my pantera.
Thanks for the 308/Superformance info. The RHD part puts the brake line connections on the correct side of the master.